Sandy needs HELP for OVERWHELMING medical costs
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Please help Sandy, a mom of 6 and unable to earn enough to take care of her family, cover costs after discovery of a new malignancy seperate from the breast cancer, for necessary cancer scan (PET) and other tests/ procedures that INSURANCE WON'T COVER

cancer is NOT pretty

Hi everyone, thank you for being here and helping me, I have no family to assist me and my children on this insane journey of a beast of a disease that does not want to go away! This is Sandy McClellan and as many of you know I have been battling cancer since Oct. 2012 when I was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma (HER2 +), I'm still fighting and I'm still here! After 8 rounds of chemo and a bilateral mastectomy things were better for awhile. But sadly my last PET scan (in the pic) shows malignancy, a NEW form of cancer (UPDATE....MASSES NOW FOUND ON OVARIES AS WELL) and I have been going through a lot of tests (labs tumor markers CT) and had lymph node surgery and an endoscopy and I'm nowhere near done. MEDICAID Fast Track Program for breast and cervical cancer will not approve tests and treatment for seperate secondary cancer as it is not related to my original diagnosis. As many of you also know I am a mom of 6 and I have been workin' hard and doing all I can to care for my family. It is HARD when you ar so exhausted, can't keep food down, and MUST KEEP GOING  to survive. My situation is this, I need more scans/tests, mostly a second PET, that my insurance will not cover and since this problem with carcinoma lies in the pancreatic area I cannot wait the 18 months until my insurance will give approval to cover these scan. So although I have saved some of the cost I fall short and I need to find some supporters who would help with the amount I need to cover the medical costs so I can move on toward treatment. Supporting my family is a tight enough budget, able to cover most basic needs by scraping, and I just dont have the finances to cover these necessary expenses, and I cannot have the scan and procedures until they are paid for paid first. Any support is amazing, any bit will help and even if you can just spread it around that would be awesome! Thank you for supporting my fundraiser and I am soooo grateful I have survived this far and I plan on being around a lot longer! Lots of love....Sandy

LIST OF CONDITIONS FROM CENTURA THROUGH PENROSE MAIN HOSPITAL, this doesn't include the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, for full cancer reports or Academy Women's Health for ovarian issues.

Conditions Axillary lymphadenopathy Breast lump Abnormal positron emission tomography (PET) of retroperitoneum Anxiety and depression Acquired absence of breast  Polyarthralgia Mood and affect disturbance Hypertension, benign Rheumatoid arthritis  screen Congestive heart failure (CHF) Abdominal mass Back pain with radiation Anxiety Depression Hypothyroid Microalbuminuria Microalbuminuria Postpartum dilated cardiomyopathy Bilateral hand swelling Nontoxic uninodular goiter Hashimoto's thyroiditis White matter abnormality on MRI of brain Bone pain DDD (degenerative disc disease) Lymphedema of arm Joint pain Elevated BP Serum calcium elevated Malignant neoplasm of female breast Primary malignant neoplasm of female breast Secondary malignant neoplasm of axillary lymph nodes Secondary malignant neoplasm of lymph nodes of upper limb Preventative Care - ImmunizationsThere are no immunizations for this patient

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